Nestling below clouds and mountains, the hilltop town of Castel del Monte is part of the Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains’s National Park.
It was just like on the occasion of my first glimpse of the Rock of Cashel in Ireland’s County Tipperary, in 1979, an image still etched in a corner of my brain. It took a while, 30 years in fact, before I could recreate that first impression…
The quintessential colour of vernacular architecture in the southern regions of France featured on a beautiful and stylish house is in the former fishing village of Gruissan in the French Languedoc-Roussilion region…
One man and his dog on a stormy beach next to Bunmahon, a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland. During the 19th century, it was a mining village mostly for copper and hard to believe but just inland from the headland in the pic’s background the deepest shaft dropped some 1,000 feet, before extending outContinue reading “Wild Beauty”
Climbers on the craggy escarpment below Hadrian’s Wall, a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia – that’s England by the way. It originally ran a total of 73 miles (117.5 kilometres) across England from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east, to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. Built near the borderContinue reading “Tales of Hadrian and Robin”
The Sunday Flea Market in Saint Leon sur Vezere, Dorgogne, France is a popular and busy affair and borrowing a pose from “Whistler’s Mother”, one old lady takes a break from the haggling.
A little over 3000 kilometres south of Dunmore East, featured in yesterday’s post is the Andalucian seaside town of Torrox Costa, where the “Balcon de Torrox“, looks out to the sea.
In January 2015, a Mersey ferry was selected as a “dazzle ship”; with a unique new livery inspired by First World War dazzle camouflage. Designed by Sir Peter Blake and entitled “Everybody Razzle Dazzle”, seven ship painters spent 10 days covering “Snowdrop” in a myriad of colour.
The massive and magnificent Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct built in the first century AD to carry water over the River Gardon near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in Provence, France.
Surrounded by lush wild growth, a neglected and rusty, grey garden gate, hints at bucolic green glades beyond… More about Ireland’s County Waterford
High seas, a rugged coastline and sunset merge to create a dramatic seascape, viewed from where ore was shipped from the copper mine situated in the Geopark to waiting ships: more details in tomorrow’s post…
Tocco da Casauria in the Province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Central Italy…
Votive candles and the color spectrum of contemporary stained glass in semi-darkness, bring light to the Black Abbey in the Irish county of Kilkenny.
A disused power station glimpsed through a sculpture of a pair of giant hands emerging from the ground to cradle the molecules.
In these days of inexpensive travel, it seems nearly everyone has been nearly everywhere – and only exciting and distant places are worth photographing. But travel is also about what we feel, people we meet and experiences, even in, especially in, our own backyard…
Old and beautiful Plane trees lining a road between vineyards in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Black Castle in Leighlinsbridge, Ireland was founded c.1181 by Lord Hugh de Lacy to defend the strategic crossing of the River Barrow after taking the surrounding lands from Irish clans.
The rain in Spain, seems to have wandered off the plains to the coast, creating a very moody Balcón de Europa. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, from Nerja, originally it was the site of a 9th century watchtower built to monitor the coastline, protecting against pirates until it gradually fell apart from fighting and the elements.
The beautiful beach that appeared in “The Prisoner”, a cult TV series launched on British TV screens in 1966, in Canada the following year and in the USA in 1968. The story followed a British secret agent (Patrick McGoohan), who, after angrily resigning from his job prepares to make a hurried departure from the countryContinue reading ““I am not a number””
Sitting on a rocky prominence, the Old Town in Salobreña is a cluster of whitewashed houses and steep narrow streets leading up to a tenth-century Moorish castle, called ‘Castillo de Salobreña’.